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Rex Hunt set for US TV debut
Herald Sun ^ | 25 September 2006

Posted on 09/25/2006 12:00:05 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher

US television has picked up another Australian outdoor adventurer's program.

Rex Hunt's Fishing Adventures will debut on US television next month, and will run for six months until May 2007.

Hunt's unorthodox approach to conservation has resulted in his program being successfully broadcast in 160 countries.

His trademark move is to kiss every fish he catches, from 5cm bream to 1.5m barramundi.

Despite his international popularity and success and 10 years of broadcasting, Hunt has never before broken into the highly competitive US market.

The move will also provide a boost for Australian companies, who will be offered advertising space within the program to gain exposure in the US.

"I'm delighted to have been accepted into the USA with my fishing program after its success in Australia and throughout the UK, Europe and Asia," said Hunt.

"We intend to bring fun and family activities to the American market from Down Under, where we believe we have some of the best fishing in the world and the best conservative approach to fishing through catch, kiss and release."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bigrexy; fish; rexhunt; ustv
I have no doubt Big Rexy, like Steve Irwin before him, will take the US by storm!
1 posted on 09/25/2006 12:00:07 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

So long as he doesn't comment on U.S. football matches, viewers will think he's only moderately insane.


2 posted on 09/25/2006 1:51:37 AM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Aussie Dasher
have no doubt Big Rexy, like Steve Irwin before him, will take the US by storm!

Don't bet the grocery money on it,Dasher.While there's nobody on the air here who hunts crocs,deadly snakes and other exotic creatures (except for Irwin and Steve Austin),everyone and his brother has his own fishing show here.In short,Irwin's success (here,at least) was due to what he was "hunting" and where he was doing it.

3 posted on 09/25/2006 4:37:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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